Adult and Family Outings

adults and families learning to quahog
Adults and families learn how to quahog during a Bay Adventure with the Coalition.

It's your Bay, so get outside and enjoy it! The Buzzards Bay Coalition offers unique, exciting outings for adults and families all year long as part of our commitment to connect communities with the outdoors. Our Bay Adventures get you outside to explore the Bay we all love.

Upcoming Bay Adventures


Registration is required for all Bay Adventures. To RSVP, use the online registration links listed with each event.

If you have questions about any Bay Adventure, contact us:

Storybook Walk

Throughout November

kids reading a storybook walk
Take a fall storybook walk with your family at Tripps Mill this November.

Throughout the month of November, take a storybook walk with your family at The Bogs in Mattapoisett. A story set up along the trail shares the beauty of the changing seasons. Visit anytime between dawn and dusk to go on a self-guided family adventure.


The Bogs, Mattapoisett



Sunday Strolls

Dec. 6, Jan. 3, Feb. 7 & Mar. 6 • 1-2pm

people on a walk in the woods
Take an afternoon stroll with the Coalition on the first Sunday of each month this winter.

Join the Coalition on an afternoon stroll through one of our conservation areas on the first Sunday of every month this winter. Walking outdoors is great exercise for your body and mind, plus you’ll also learn about unique history and ecology at each location along the way.

Dates and Locations



Seal and Seabird Watch

Dec. 12, Jan. 9, Jan. 24, Feb. 7, Feb. 21 & Mar. 5

seals resting on a rock in the water
Take a heated boat ride around Woods Hole to view seals and seabirds on the water.

Join the Coalition for a heated boat tour to look for harbor seals and winter seabirds on Woods Hole. Begin at the Woods Hole Community Hall (68 Water St., Woods Hole), where guests will learn about harbor seals and their life in Buzzards Bay and beyond. Then board the Patriot Too to search for these playful mammals on the water. Binoculars will be provided.



  • Members: $20
  • Nonmembers: $30
  • Children under 12: $15


Seal and Seabird Watch boat tours are sponsored in part by First Citizens' Federal Credit Union.

Nasketucket Bay Bird Walk

Sunday, Dec. 13 • 8-10am

Shaw Farm Trail sign
Go birding along Shaw Farm Trail by Nasketucket Bay during this free morning walk.

Join the Coalition and the Paskamansett Bird Club to look and listen for birds along Shaw Farm Trail. We’ll walk along the trail into Nasketucket Bay State Reservation. Binoculars will be available or you can bring your own. Please dress warmly and wear sturdy shoes or boots.


Shaw Farm Trail, Fairhaven/Mattapoisett (meet by the bike path on Shaw Road in Fairhaven)




RSVP online